EILEEN - NewFest


Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie star as two women who forge a mysterious bond in 1964 Massachusetts


Adapted from Ottessa Moshfegh’s acclaimed novel of the same name, EILEEN unfolds against the backdrop of a harsh winter in 1964 Massachusetts. The story centers on Eileen (Thomasin McKenzie), a disillusioned secretary working at a juvenile prison whose world is transformed by the arrival of Rebecca, a new counselor from Cambridge (Anne Hathaway).

McKenzie and Hathaway deliver performances marked by a captivating blend of unfiltered honesty and nuanced subtlety. The palpable tension between their characters is almost tangible, leaving you to wonder: Is it desire, or is it reverence? Intense is what it is, and this wickedly shrewd psychological drama from director William Oldroyd (LADY MACBETH) keeps viewers guessing about the nature of their connection from the opening scene right up to the shocking finale.

*This film will be screening in-person only


William Oldroyd


Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel


Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway



9:30 PM - SVA - Beatrice

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